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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


M.Ed. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 30
Practicum: None
Comprehensive: Written Examination
Thesis: None

Length of the Program: A student enrolled full-time can usually finish the M.Ed. degree in three to four semesters. This requires two or three courses per semester and one or two courses during the Summer Session. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)

Curriculum Plan: Completion of the M.Ed. degree program in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies requires 30 semester hours and completion of a four-hour written, take home exam.

Continuous Enrollment
Master's students in cultural and educational policy studies are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion‌)

A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Basic Education Courses (15 semester hours)

Choose three from the following:

Major Area (9 semester hours)
Students should consult with their academic advisor for course selection in one of the following areas: comparative and international education, history of education, sociology of education, or philosophy of education.

Electives (6 semester hours)
In consultation with an advisor, the student selects two elective courses.

Comprehensive Assessment
A written comprehensive examination in the major area of concentration. More detail.

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 · SchlEduc@luc.edu

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